Ostfildern is a town in the district of Esslingen
Esslingen (district)
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 in Baden-Württemberg
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 in southern Germany
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. It is located approx. 8 km southeast of Stuttgart
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. It was formed in 1975 out of a fusion of the previously separate boroughs of Nellingen (including Parksiedlung), Ruit, Kemnat and Scharnhausen and currently has approximately 37,000 inhabitants.


Ostfildern is situated in the east of the Filder area, a fertile plateau south of Stuttgart. It is bordered to the south by the Körsch river, which flows into the Neckar.


The town of Ostfildern was formed on 1 January 1975 from the fusion of the formerly independent boroughs of Nellingen, Ruit, Kemnat and Scharnhausen.

A well-known inhabitant of Ostfildern is Abdul Ahad Momand, who was the first Afghan
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 in space and who got asylum in Germany following the withdrawal of Soviet forces from Afghanistan.

Twin towns

The town is twinned
Town twinning
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 with Reinach
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 (Switzerland), Montluel
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 (France), Poltava
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 (Ukraine), Bierawa
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 (Poland), Mirandola
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 (Italy) and Hohenems
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